• Rineyville Elementary preschool earns KDE Classroom of Excellence

    A Rineyville Elementary School classroom is the latest member of Hardin County Schools to earn the Kentucky Department of Education honor known as Classroom of Excellence.

    Jennifer Arnold, Tammy Herrin and Greta Thompson comprise the team of instructors for the classroom.

    “It’s a privilege to have this title,” Arnold said. “Our kids are getting a quality experience that’s a little bit above and beyond a normal classroom.”

  • Lakewood preschool to reopen in August

    Two years after Lake­wood Elementary School’s preschool class was moved to Creekside Elementary, the class will return to its original home.

    In 2012, Lakewood grew to having more than 600 students in the school which created an issue with space. Now, the school is at less than 600 again and teachers and administrators are ready to bring the 3- and 4-year-olds back to the building.

  • CKCF helps graduates reach their goals

    The Central Kentucky Community Foundation knows a little bit goes a long way.

    Prior to May 13, Tay­lor Cobb was considering getting a third job before starting college in the fall. It was that night at her FFA awards banquet she realized she would not be needing a third job anymore.

  • Local high school graduations to stream online

    Family and friends of Hardin and LaRue County high school seniors are able watch their loved ones graduate in the comfort of their own homes this year.

    Hardin County Edu­cational and Community Television is streaming four of the high school graduation ceremonies in Hardin County live on the Internet. These ceremonies include Central Hardin, John Hardin, North Hardin and the GED high school graduations.

  • HCS students honored for work ethic

    Hard work pays off. That’s the idea behind Hardin County Schools’ new Work Ethic Certification.

    Seniors from Central, North and John Hardin high schools were honored Wednesday at a luncheon for their achievement in the program, making them the first group to receive Work Ethic Certification in Hardin County. The certification is a partnership with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and HCS.

  • John Hardin FFA plants organic garden

    FFA students from John Hardin High School spent their primary election day tilling and planting a garden at the new Magnolia Farms LLC development, but it isn’t your typical garden.

    “The unique thing about this garden is that it’s completely organic,” said FFA Chapter President Vasiliki Wilk. “No pesticides will be involved in growing the produce and there is a pond next to it for irrigation.”

  • EIS school board reviews Project Lead The Way

    Elizabethtown High School’s Project Lead The Way courses are showing promise for future engineers.

    During the monthly EIS school board meeting Monday night, The school’s Project Lead the Way instructor Justin Line presented an overview of the program’s end of course test scores. The test scores are based on a nationwide percentile of students in the program. Each student was tested and scored between one and nine, which is the highest possible.

  • EHS alum lands internship with CMT

    When she found out, she wanted to scream.

    Halle Pinkham, a 2012 Elizabethtown High School graduate and Murray State University junior, said she would “do whatever it takes to get to the top,” which included landing a three-month internship with Country Music Television.

    “I was so excited,” the TV production major said. “I was sitting in one of my TV classes when I found out. I had no idea what to do. I wanted to scream, but I didn’t. I just ran out of the class.”

  • HCS offers free summer meals

    After school is dismissed for the summer, children still will be provided meals as Hardin County Schools offers free lunch and breakfast options throughout June and July through the Summer Food Service Program.

    The federally funded program has been in Hardin County between 12 and 15 years, said Mary Kuhn, child nutrition director for Hardin County Schools. It helps ensure children eat well even though school is not in session.

    Meals are free for anyone age 18 or younger, regardless of school district, race, sex, disability or household income.

  • HCS, EIS students prepare for testing

    It’s that time of the year again.

    Local schools have been gearing up for K-PREP and end-of-the-year assessment testing over the past week. In order to motivate and excite students for the annual review, educators got creative.

    Woodland Elementary School held a pep rally Friday to train its students on perseverance. Their K-PREP theme this year was “Woodland Strong,” which plays off the U.S. Army slogan, “Army Strong.”